Re: To much for a Tikka 223?
Welcome aboard wilhelm! First off, lets get this one fact locked up: TEMPERATURE = PRESSURE! The higher the ambient (surrounding)temperature the higher the pressure. All published loading data must be treated as a guide only! From your published starting load, you work from there to find a load that does NOT indicate high pressure and gives the best accuracy in your rifle. IT NEVER MEANS THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACHIVE THE PUBLISHED MAXAMIUM or exceed. Back off the load and do not use that load again. Next if you develop a load at say sea level and then travel to a higher altitude pressure will not be the same. What you want to do is develop a load that works in a wide range of conditions. All of the things that you listed DO make a difference in pressure to be sure, but the best way to lower pressure is to reduce the charge! Hope this helps, again WELCOME! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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